Politics

Harp, Paca Portray 2 New Havens

by Christopher Peak | Jun 16, 2017 8:15 am | Comments (39)

Christopher Peak Photos In Mayor Toni Harp’s New Haven, violent crime has fallen nearly 75 percent in six years. In challenger Marcus Paca’s New Haven, bullets still fly in struggling neighborhoods, with victims shot “even in their own homes.”

Young people are flocking downtown for walkable living and a startup-friendly culture, in Harp’s city. In Paca’s, economic development hasn’t touched the Westville, Grand Avenue or the Dixwell main drags.

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How Feminists Can Lead The Charge For Change

by Lucy Gellman | Jun 15, 2017 7:54 am | Comments (6)

Lucy Gellman Photo The newest crop of female leaders needs to make more room for a more diverse feminism, work at the grassroots, and keep a long view of history in mind while trying to make headway.

Those old-new arguments came Wednesday evening from organizer and activist Linda Sarsour and author and journalist Rebecca Traister at the annual meeting of the Community Fund for Women & Girls, held at the New Haven Lawn Club on Whitney Avenue.

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